Clinical signs may be mild and difficult
to find. Many authors believe that non-symptomatic carriage is common in cats, especially
in longhair breeds, but suggest that most infected cats do have some clinical signs
if a thorough examination is carried out.
Most frequently, clinical signs of feline
dermatophytosis consist of irregular patches of hair loss, sometimes with some skin
However, may also see:
or 'typical' circular patches of alopecia
More severe clinical signs are seen particularly
in young kittens or cats which are in some way immunosuppressed, malnourished or
have a pre-existing skin condition.
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